Trophies, Power Points, Star Points, Coins, Tickets, Tokens and Gems
Welcome! Since you’re here, it’s either because you just downloaded the game, or are contemplating getting it or not. Either way, you don’t know all the ins and outs. But worry not, because this guide has all the basics neatly gathered in one place.
What are Trophies?
The first thing you will notice after winning your first match will be that you gained something called trophies. You can earn Trophies by participating with your Brawlers in any PvP game mode, (except Power Play). Each Brawler has its personal Trophy Rank, and when you add them all up, you have your Trophy count.
There is a Leaderboard in the game which is based on Trophies showing the best players Locally and even Globally. There is even a Club Leaderboard and a Brawler Leaderboard.
What are Power Points?
Power Points are used for upgrading Brawlers. The higher the level of the brawler that you want to upgrade, the more power points it’ll cost.
You can get them from Brawl Boxes, or from offers that will often appear in your shop.
You can upgrade brawlers to lv 9, then you have to wait to unlock a “Star Power” from either boxes or an offer from a shop to fully max out a brawler, to lv 10. Every Brawler has 2-star powers and it qualifies as max as long as you have unlocked 1.
What are Coins?
You can earn Coins by opening boxes. You can also get Coins by purchasing them at the shop. Coins are used to upgrade a brawler; the higher the level, the more coins will be required. There will also be offers in the shop that allow you to use your coins to buy power points needed to upgrade a brawler. After you have maxed your account out, whenever you would get a power point from a box, it changes into gold instead. Every power point you would get is converted into 2 gold instead.
What are Tokens/Star Tokens?
Tokens are earned after participating in a match, regardless of a win or loss. Over time you will accumulate tokens that will be available to play for. A win will net you 20, while a loss will only be worth 10. You can also gather tokens by checking out the new game mode that refreshes every 6 hours, as those are also worth 10. You can buy Token Doublers from the shop as well, which will, like the name implies, double any token that you claim. A brawl box will unlock after you gather up to 100 Tokens, so in a day, you can unlock 2 boxes. If you have Token Doublers activated, you can get 4 boxes a day.
Star tokens work similarly. They are won by winning a new game mode, (in the battle royale modes they are won after getting 4th place or above.) After you collect 10, you will unlock a big box, which is worth 3 brawl boxes. So always keep an eye out for the newest modes in rotation.
What are Tickets?
Tickets are reserved for “Special Events”. A game mode unlocked after passing 400 trophies (Sounds hard but it’s really not), and will only appear over the weekends. The rewards for winning these game modes are tokens that are separate from what you win in battles, yet still eligible for the Token Doublers. As long as you have Tickets, you can enter the mode as many times as you want. If you run out there are offers in the shop selling tickets for gems. They may also appear in any boxes that you may open.
What are Star Points?
Star points are given to players that do one of three things. One way to get Star Points is to get any Brawler past a certain rank. Similar to a checkpoint, the game will reward you by granting you Star Points by crossing Rank 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35.
At the end of every season (spanning 2 weeks/14 days), there is a reset. Any Brawlers that have over 550 trophies are deducted 50% of all trophies that exceed that number. For every trophy, a star point is awarded and it repeats next season.
The final way to get star points is “Power Play”, the most recent addition to the game. It is a competitive mode that is unlocked after you gain your first lv. 10 brawler. You get 3 tries and depending on how you place, that’s how many points you’ll receive. There is a global leaderboard and you will receive star points at the season end corresponding to how well you placed.
And finally, Gems!
Unlike a lot of other mobile games, Brawl Stars is not Pay to Win. You will not have to pay a whole lot to advance in the game. In Brawl Stars, Gems are used to purchase Brawl Boxes, Brawler Skins, Tickets, Gold, and Token Doublers. While attempting to unlock Brawlers, the more boxes you open, the higher the chance that the next box will yield something better.
Hopefully, you have found this page helpful.
Don’t hesitate to comment and ask any questions! We are all new to the game!